Life During COVID-19: Preserving Personal Pandemic Stories Project

April 2, 2021 by alaskowski


University Archives at EWU Libraries launched a project on March 16, 2021 to create a digital archive detailing how COVID-19 has impacted, and continues to impact, the EWU community.

Students, staff, faculty and alumni can share submissions that capture how life has changed as a result of the pandemic. Topics can include commentary on remote learning, being isolated or quarantined, changes in how you connect with friends and family, ways you’ve seen the pandemic expose inequalities, how you have helped or been helped by others, and so much more.

We encourage you to submit the following types of work:

  • Written memories. These could consist of journal entries you’ve been recording as events have unfolded, or your thoughts on where we are now a year into the pandemic.
  • Creative works. This includes poetry, fiction, artwork, or other creative expressions.
  • Photography. Consider sharing photographs you have taken that capture your life during the pandemic. 
  • If you have created audiovisual media or wish to submit physical items to the University Archives, please contact us directly at archives@ewu.edu.

Future generations will look at the University Archives to understand how the EWU community was impacted by COVID-19. Help us capture the history we’ve lived through by filling out a simple form. 

Salnave Elementary School playground March 23 2020 -James Rosenzweig

For more information and FAQs please visit the project website listed below or contact the project leader, Steven Bingo, Acting University Archivist, sbingo@ewu.edu or 509.359.2475